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Old 08-19-2014, 02:27 AM   #71
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Overhere campground owners have found a simple solution in order to prevent overconsumption of electrical power....

Campgrounds just have 4-6 Amp circuit breakers in stead of 16 amps (which is the biggest value for 230V circuits.)

4 amps at 230V gives you a max of more or less 920 Watts, do not use your toaster or tea water heater overhere.

If that is too much wattage for you, there are quite a lot of campgrounds still offering 2 Amps.

Have fun!

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Old 08-19-2014, 07:40 AM   #72
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Not sure how many Escape owners have been to Bermuda but they have a unique water infrastructure, all drinking water comes off the roofs. The homes have cisterns to store rain water for drinking. On an island it is the only source of potable water. A clean roof means clean water!! Bermuda - Water Conservation - Yabsta
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Old 08-19-2014, 09:39 AM   #73
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Overhere campground owners have found a simple solution in order to prevent overconsumption of electrical power....

Campgrounds just have 4-6 Amp circuit breakers in stead of 16 amps (which is the biggest value for 230V circuits.)

4 amps at 230V gives you a max of more or less 920 Watts, do not use your toaster or tea water heater overhere.

If that is too much wattage for you, there are quite a lot of campgrounds still offering 2 Amps.

Have fun!

Severinus and Yvonne
That is an interesting concept. If the campground supplied a proprietary breaker for their pedestals, and had ones of varying amperage available, and you paid a certain cost dependant upon the size of breaker you got, you could more easily set up a user pay fee. Just charge a set fee dependant on site size, then if you want a 4 amp breaker, it is $5/day. A 30 amp breaker would be $25/day, or something along that line. If you wanted to not bother hooking up to the grid at all, no surcharge to your camp fees.

What does a furnace fan pull for amperage? That, and the water pump are my only bigger draws. I do use electrical on my water heater if available, but I would forego that for cheaper campsite fees.
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Old 08-19-2014, 09:55 AM   #74
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Down this way, you must have air conditioning 24/7 during the summer months of June, July, August, and September. That just about rules out Walmart this time of the year for those of you who love a security challege. Most campgrounds are wired for 30 & 50 amp service. The private RV parks are more frequently using the term "resort" in their business model. Having an electric meter at each site, a pool, and club house. Charging $40 or $50 a night with a large pull through and discouraging small RV's and tent campers.
As I see it, the state and national parks are behind the 8 ball with shrinking budgets, staff, repairs, and upgrades. Utility usage is at the mercy of the camper with some engineered conservation measures such as hand and shower faucets that cannot be left on and tightly controlled heat and lighting of buildings. It seems that we in America are letting our treasured parks and historical sites deteriorate for other interests, foreign and domestic. While some interesting or important historical sites have been privatized to in sure their continued existence. Which means they can control when, how, who, and how much your going to pay to visit.
I have been told that many Texas state parks could not exist without volunteers that give their time and talent behind the scenes. The money and resources are simply not there. I invite you to promote conservation, pickup that empty water bottle, add to the donation box, and thank your park staffs, complimenting them when you see good management in place.
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What does a furnace fan pull for amperage? That, and the water pump are my only bigger draws.
If it's the same as mine

Furnace blower only, 2A
Once it lights, 3.8A, no idea why.
Pump, 1.9A
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Ah, so, getting back on topic: in Texas, the Ultimate Camping Necessity would be... air conditioning.
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Old 08-19-2014, 10:34 AM   #77
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Not sure how many Escape owners have been to Bermuda but they have a unique water infrastructure, all drinking water comes off the roofs. The homes have cisterns to store rain water for drinking. On an island it is the only source of potable water. A clean roof means clean water!! Bermuda - Water Conservation - Yabsta
I've seen those multi-million dollar homes in Bermuda with the white roofs that catch every single drop of water they can. Isn't it interesting the lengths folks will go to when all the money in the world can't buy them an easier solution to their problems?
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Old 08-19-2014, 10:43 AM   #78
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Yes Myron... we have been near 100 for weeks with sparse rain. But our high humidity keeps your skin "O So Soft" and you never wrinkle as you age. HO-RAA
It's a great time to visit the Sangrede Christo mountain range in NM where RV refrigerators work well.
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Old 08-19-2014, 11:14 AM   #79
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Down this way, you must have air conditioning 24/7 during the summer months of June, July, August, and September. That just about rules out Walmart this time of the year for those of you who love a security challege. ...
And up here in our area of Canada, it is quite pleasant in June through September, but often too cold to use a camper in months of November through April. Why don't you come up and visit us during your summer and we will come visit you during our winter?
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After decades of backpacking and car/tent camping, an Escape 19 seems adequately decadent. I'll pass on the hot tub.

I felt guilty for ordering an oven strictly so my wife can have her brownies (I'll get over it).
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